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Initial Project - Dremel Drill Press and Table Saw

Hello all,

I am about to begin my initial build soon - a Dremel powered dual purpose drill press and table saw.  Now, I know that this may seem NOT related to a robot topic, but I will be using this tool project as the stepping stone for building an Arduino CNC with REPRAP software (similar to the LIL CNC in instructables.com) while re-using as many of the tablesaw parts as possible in the CNC. 

My goals are simple:

1. build the dremel (2 in 1) table saw

Mit robotics Camp

Hi,

As of right now, I am attending a robotic camp at Mit in Cambridge Ma. In the class, we have 3 vex kits. I am learning how to program and build robots. I am having a lot of fun. The first two days we built a car that was controlled by a controller, so it was bassicly a big, complex rc car. But the next day we worked on making the car atoutomous. I added a ultrasound sensor and two bump switchs. I also built a robotics arm which consits of two motors with gears and a claw. Here are some phots of the camp/robot:

robot arm:

One day when I accidentally browsed NET settlement, I came across a video in which found a robot with tank chassis, which used to measure the distance ultrasonic … Read more
Hi All I'm very new to robotics. Love all the robots you guys have made ........ very talented. Have been programming OpenGL API with C++ for the last 10 years as a … Read more

Still alive, power problems

I'm not dead, I just had a little foul up with my Baby Orangutan and never got around to ordering a new one.

Update! This is Phoenix Revision 2. I got tired of the round base plate so I decided to rebuild the whole thing on a solderless perfboard. This is another temporary … Read more

1000USD for 10000 likes

A very easy rule: For every 10000 likes our partner Sugar Shot to Space receives on facebook, I will donate 1000USD for the eXSShot mission to space:http://www.googlelunarxprize.org/lunar/teams/selene/blog/1000usd-for-10000-likes

Back from hiatus

Hello all,

I have returned back from my robot building hiatus.  I've been saving up my money to buy these two things:

Now that I am sufficiently poor, it is back to robots :D.

I have two new ideas and a derivative I am working on.  Ta ta for now

Hi LMR, This is my latest walking robot under construction. It's an improvement over my Lollypod robot in that it uses three servos per leg rather than two. This … Read more

My Computer Found it's BellyButton

Yeah, it doesn't look like much... but I'm excited.  I've been meaning to do this a while, just didn't have the time.  I'll be doing a variety of tests to see how it preforms.  It has several "Match" algorithms to play with (CV_TM_CCOEFF_NORMED, CV_TM_SQDIFF, etc) - and I think there are several normalization routines.

This match algorithm seems fairly fast @ 120 ms - Haar Face Detection takes longer...

This is my first robot that I made with an Arduino. It's made of two pieces of plexiglas. The upper piece stands on 3 threaded rods. The motors are attached with … Read more
I was tinkering with some parts and I said to myself... "thats enough to build a very small bot" and Uno-Bot1 was born! The heart is the Uno (Arduino) and takes … Read more
Plastics bottles robot
Using a
It's to AT89c2051 as the core,it have a Pyroelectric sensor. It can auto-locking and have 2.4GHz full-color cameras to send images, shell & wheels is made of … Read more
Finaly got to start building my first bot. Theres no plan so far what it will do. Just spent about 2-3h tinkering on the base, with a lot improvisation. Power … Read more

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Biped Howto: Moving servos

+++ UPDATE (12-march-2014): Rename title as "Biped Howto".

Hi, I will try to explain, in a very simplistic manner, the way in which servo motors can be controlled.

Servo motors are controlled by a PWM signal, in which the active part of the signal (known as duty cycle) define the amount of degrees the servo will rotate.

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Build an occupancy grid map from sensor data
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Would like to share some details on a 2D Robot mapping software I am currently working on. I have including a video of a robot using a map generated by this … Read more

new cover for arm and new claw

new claw and new cover for 3rd arm

video of it working https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7jjW0tXF90

Otto walks, dances, makes sounds and avoids obstacles, is completely open source, Arduino compatible, 3D printable.
Using a
Otto is completely open source, Arduino compatible and 3D printable. Otto was inspired by another LMR robot "BoB the BiPed" and programmed using code from another … Read more